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posted on 4th July 2018 by mireille harper


With new roles cropping up every day, it’s a given that jobs that don’t yet exist soon will. It’s impossible for us to know which jobs will thrive and which will cease to exist, but with the current changes in the creative industries, here are six jobs we predict will exist in the future.

Automation Specialist

With self-driving cars and hoverboards edging further away from fantasy and becoming a reality, there’ll need to be specialists who monitor these machines, and who know how to repair them should any technical issues arise. With these autonomous machines integrating into the creative industries, particularly in film VFX, these jobs will soon appear.

Drone Manager

Drones have blended into countless industries, from gaming and computing, to catering and hospitality. It’s no surprise then, that drones are being used more and more in the creative industries. With tech at the forefront of marketing, advertising and branding, soon there’ll be a need for drone experts to help maintain these machines.

VR Experience Designers

VR has seeped its way into the creative industries, and many will have heard about the government’s £150 million commitment to immersive technologies and VR as part of its Creative Industries Sector Deal. With such an investment in this technology, it’s likely there’ll be a boom in designers for virtual reality experiences.

Import and Export Manager

With Brexit coming into force in the near future, the UK import and export trade will be affected. Creative industries, particularly those such as fashion and design, rely heavily on exporting cultural goods and services. Companies will soon need managers to carry out the necessary system changes as a result of Brexit, and implement the new system to accommodate leaving the Customs Union.  

Privacy Guardians

With GDPR coming into force, the creative industries were disrupted as attempts were made to ensure marketers and advertisers weren’t infringing any regulations, by failing to protecting the rights of data subjects. With GDPR phases looking to increase, it’s likely that creative industries will need to take on privacy guardians, who ensure the security and privacy of their customers, clients and other data subjects.

Inclusivity Experts

In 2017, the UK government revealed white males dominated the creative industries, with women occupying less than 40% of roles. Whilst diversity initiatives have been rolled out across companies, there’s a growing need to ensure that companies are as diverse, inclusive, and representative as can be. It’s likely that inclusivity experts will be employed by organisations to help with positive action, employing those from under-represented backgrounds, certifying the workplace is accessible, and ensuring diverse employee retention.

Written by Mireille Harper

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